Gear up for School
The backpack program is looking for donated, new or good used backpacks, to use this school year. Please place them in the marked box in the Fellowship Hall.
The backpack program supports several elementary schools in the area with each participating church supporting a different school. Our church supports neighboring E.P. Rock School and North Hudson schools. The backpacks provide a nutritious meal for the receiving family once a month. A short list of needed items and when to return the backpack is included in the backpack. So the next time you see someone handing out green shopping bags at church, ask how you can provide one meal to a family in need.
Members of JOY Fellowship fill backpacks at one of their get togethers.
Packpack Program at E.P. Rock and North Hudson Schools ...
Our church is again participating in the Hudson Area Backpack Program providing food for families in need at E.P. Rock and North Hudson Schools in Hudson, WI. Coupons for milk and bread will also be included in the packpacks this year.
Food needed to fill the backpacks include:
1 - 12 oz. or 12.5 oz. can of either Chicken or Tuna
1 box of Chicken Helper or Tuna Helper
1 - 15 oz. can of (child friendly) vegetables
1 - 6 pack of applesauce
1 - 6.5 oz. package of muffin mix (no boxes)
A collection box is available in the fellowship hall. Donations for the cost of filling a backpack - approximately $10 -- are also very welcome and appreciated. Coupons for milk and bread, which cost $6 each, will be included in the backpacks this year so we are not only collecting food supplies, but money for milk and bread as well. For additional information, contact Barb Chapman at 715.386.1042 or Judy Olson at 715.386.9264.
Members of the Girls Scouts have assisted with the Backpack program by helping fill backpacks.